AW-Energy Oy ups wave energy tech commercialization with new UK certification

January 18, 2020 |

In Finland, AW-Energy Oy, a company that develops near-shore wave energy, will now move forward with wide scale commercialization in the UK and worldwide now that it received certification by Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its WaveRoller device which converts the ocean waves into energy. It has helped to secure the first-of-a-kind grid connection with the WaveRoller device deployed off the coast of Peniche in Portugal.

LR’s Chapman said, “The technology that AW-Energy has developed pushes the boundaries with exciting results. Deriving energy from the ocean provides a sustainable way to develop grid-compatible power in many locations around the world. An important step in scaling the solution is to manage the risks and evidence that technology will achieve its objectives and perform how it’s meant to. We’re pleased LR could deliver this confidence to AW-Energy through our goal-based Technology Qualification process.”

WaveRoller is a near-shore wave energy converter, mounted to the seabed with a panel that oscillates with the wave surge. It paves the way to commercialisation for the wave energy industry and with ongoing projects in Europe and Asia, AW-Energy expects to see rapid growth for its product as governments, operators and energy policy strive for cleaner and more sustainable power generation solutions ahead of this year’s global COP26 in Glasgow, UK.

The Finnish company is leading this new era of energy innovation to ensure power generation from wave energy is bankable with its certified WaveRoller technology. Once the device is deployed offshore it has minimal visual impact and has been proven to help create artificial bases for reef ecosystems to flourish, according to the company press release.

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